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Doctor insights on: Celery Nutritional Facts

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What besides carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce are healthy, minimal calorie snacks? Any other suggestions?

What besides carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce are healthy, minimal calorie snacks? Any other suggestions?

Stop!!!!: Hi, please do not overload on low calorie snacks. That doesn't work! lots of low cal carbs are digested rather quickly; leaving you hungry so stop. By eating less food you will shrink your stomach in a way, so consider a higher protein, lowish carb , low-mod fat eating plan. You will feel more full, less hungry, more satisfied; therefore less likely to want to eat more calorie laden food! ...Read more

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Benefits of celery supplements?

Benefits of celery supplements?

Many benefits: Celery seed is a natural diuretic, helps pms and menstrual cramps, is used for gout, protects the liver, may help high blood pressure and lower cholesterol and reduce inflammation. More research is needed but it is safe to try. See http://voices.Yahoo.Com/celery-seeds-health-benefits-medicinal-uses-2649797.Html?Cat=68 & http://umm.Edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/celery-seed. ...Read more

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How accurate are the nutrition facts panels on packaged foods?

How accurate are the nutrition facts panels on packaged foods?

Accurate: They are accurate but you have to know what the government allows. For example, gluten free, means it has less gluten in parts that the government decides is gluten free. It isnt 100% gluten free or devoid of gluten. The salt content, protein, carb and fat contents are accurate. ...Read more

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Are potatoes healthy?

Are potatoes healthy?

Only with the skin.: Potatoes are not complex carbohydrates, so they behave more like a sugar than, say, brown rice. With the skin you'd at least get some fiber and nutrients. French fries are bad. Cheesy potato skins are bad. Just have a simple baked potato. ...Read more

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What delicious vegetarian recipes provide the most calories?

What delicious vegetarian recipes provide the most calories?

Agree w Dr. Baker: Check www.choosemyplate.gov, foodnetwork.com, WWW.health.com, allrecipes.com, www.bhg.com, www.eating well.com, www.cookinglight.com, www.foodnetwork.com and others for food info & healthy meal and recipes ideas. ...Read more

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Are pickles on the Atkins diet list of unlimited foods to eat?

Are pickles on the Atkins diet list of unlimited foods to eat?

Check web-site: I don't have info on the atkins diet, since i don't find it of any use. Check w/a registered dietitian and get support from weight watchers or other quality programs. Eat less and exercise more. It's the only way. ...Read more

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Are salt-free beans healthy? Are sweet potatoes healthy and is whole wheat bread healthy?

Are salt-free beans healthy? Are sweet potatoes healthy and is whole wheat bread healthy?

Yes, yes &: Not nearly as healthy as you would think. There are other grains that are healthier, like rye for example , and others that are a lot better than whole wheat. If your choices were whole wheat or white i'd pick the whole wheat, but just about only then. ...Read more

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What nutritional value does cereal offer?

What nutritional value does cereal offer?

It depends: The answer depends on the specific cereal you're eating. Many have too much sugar in them, etc. A good site where you can check the nutritional value in different cereals is cereal facts: http://www.Cerealfacts.Org/ another is nutrition resource: http://www.Nutritionresource.Com/foodcomp2.Cfm?Id=0800. ...Read more

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Is eating 50 calories of fruits and vegetables easier to burn then 50 calories of junk food?

Is eating 50 calories of fruits and vegetables easier to burn then 50 calories of junk food?

Yes: Absolutely! consider the consequences of your actions before you strap on the feed bag. While it’s okay to indulge at times, you can’t easily out-exercise a big mac. ...Read more

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Some restaurants are serving sweet potato fries instead of regular french fries. How do their nutritional values compare?

Some restaurants are serving sweet potato fries instead of regular french fries. How do their nutritional values compare?

Processed food - meh: Doubtful if fresh cut. Processed food is all about additives and salt. Both potatoes and sweets have nutrients. Balanced diet is key. Don't make a habit of all brown meals. ...Read more

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Apart from healthy eating,to gain more nutrition-good idea to make hot chocolate with nutritionally rich cocoa powder,vanilla extract & stevia daily?

Apart from healthy eating,to gain more nutrition-good idea to make hot chocolate with nutritionally rich cocoa powder,vanilla extract & stevia daily?

Sounds good: So good, in fact, that if this is what you want to drink, drink it and don't even worry whether this is our idea of a perfect ideal beverage choice. If you are healthy, just staying physically fit is much more important than obsessing over food choices. I would bet you know this already. Enjoy the chocolate. ...Read more

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What are healthy single serving recipes (dessert, lunch, supper, snacks) ? Any links?

A wise young woman!: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/healthy_recipes_for_one_serving there are other sites too. You'll do well since you seem to want to do well. Also, don't be afraid of left-overs - they can even be better and can save work & time. You have a fine life ahead of you - enjoy it! ...Read more

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Are those ingredients and nutritional facts in soft drinks are real?

Are those ingredients and nutritional facts in soft drinks are real?

Probably: Along with tort liability for a false label, there's also laws against false labels that are enforced often enough to make these reliable. Soda pop is primarily marketing, with sugar or artificial sweetener, carbonated water, flavoring, maybe caffeine, dyes and preservatives. Sometimes they can hit the spot though there's nothing especially either nutritious or risky here. ...Read more

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Does juicing spinach reduce its nutritional benefits?

Does juicing spinach reduce its nutritional benefits?

Yes & No ~ Who Knows: If still consuming all the elements within the spinach, not throwing any away, maybe ok; essentially partial pre-digestion. On the other hand, we are genetically adapted to eat real food, not juiced, processed, etc. (except perhaps cooked) & who is going to spend the time & money to evaluate this with good scientific method? No one, including the people selling juicing machines. ...Read more

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What physical/psychological benefits do organic foods provide?

What physical/psychological benefits do organic foods provide?

Organic Foods: Foods that are certified as organic are free of pesticides and other chemicals that are commonly used on non-organic crops. This can be very important, especially in crops with high pesticide residues. See this site for the 12 you should for sure buy organic if at all possible: http://tinyurl.Com/29bboo buying organic will also avoid genetically modified foods. ...Read more

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What nutritional benefits do tangerines have?

What nutritional benefits do tangerines have?

Tastes good, good 4u: Tangerines are a delicious source of fiber, vitamins a and c, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. Depending on size, there are about 40 to 100 calories in a tangerine, and most of those calories come from the sugars in the fruit (21 g). ...Read more